UK Cities Consider “Gandhi” Streets

UK Cities Consider “Gandhi” Streets

September 17, 2008 excerpt from a The Hindu article:

An appeal to name streets after Mahatma Gandhi in UK towns by US-based organisation Gandhi Monument Council (GMC) is being actively considered by Mayors of Liverpool and Leicester.

The GMC had, in a letter by its coordinators Reverend Gene Savoy Jr, head bishop of the International Community of Christ and Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, appealed to mayors of ten cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Zed told PTI on wednesday that he had received a positive response from the mayor’s office in Liverpool.

Note that Leicester approved a Gandhi statue earlier this year.

To protest this, please contact the Lord Mayors of Leicester and Liverpool.

Leicester
Lord Mayor Manjula Sood
Phone: 0116 252 6045
E-mail: manjula.sood@leicester.gov.uk

Liverpool
Lord Mayor Steve Rotheram
Phone: 0151 225 2366
Fax: 0151 225 2610
E-mail: steven.rotheram@liverpool.gov.uk

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